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Achilles tendon rupture: an underrated complication of corticosteroid treatment.
  1. D M Newnham,
  2. J G Douglas,
  3. J S Legge,
  4. J A Friend
  1. Thoracic Medicine Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.


    Ten patients attending outpatient clinics who were taking oral corticosteroids ruptured their Achilles tendon in the course of 12 years. It is suggested that Achilles tendon rupture is a complication of corticosteroid treatment.

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